Caps: "Double Trouble"
Back in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, when the Caps were the toast of D.C. and people were still reading sports news on our corner of the Internet, a couple readers asked me about tracking down some old, embarrassing, wonderful Caps music videos. I don't remember who asked, or which videos they wanted, but if this doesn't satisfy them--if there's an even bigger trove of old, embarrassing, wonderful Caps music videos--than....well, then I'll wish yet again that I were blogging about D.C. sports in 1987.
Japers Rink has done the Lord of Bad '80s Sports Video's Work in tracking down several priceless clips, including what might be my personal favorite, "Double Trouble," seen below. Others in the "Skeletons From the Closet" collection thus far include the "Goalbusters" poster, the heavily synthesized "Capital Feeling," and "The Capitals Red, White and Blue," featuring a young, iBook-thin-mustached whippersnapper named Olaf and some dance moves not seen since my last trip to EPCOT Center's animatronic Viking shipride. Actually, I think the robotic Vikings were less stiff than the '80s-era Caps.
Also, I'll give $5 to the Caps PR staffer in charge of going up to Donald Brashear and John Erskine with the lyric sheet reading "We're gonna do it for you, go all the way, fight for what we want, we're gonna do it for youuuuuuuuuu: the Capitals Red White and Blue!" and ask them to memorize said lyrics, plus the accompanying choreography, for karaoke purposes. Ovechkin, on the other hand, likely has his own karaoke studio.
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